Aside from the fact that watermelon is a rich and delicious fruit, it is rich in Vitamin A, C and many healthy compounds. It also consists of only 46 calories per cup. Here are 5 top benefits of eating Watermelon.

  1. HYDRATION

Watermelon is 92% water, and we know too well how important it is for the body to stay hydrated. The high water content in watermelon makes it a very good option to consider when thinking of eating a good volume of food without calories.

  1. CANCER PREVENTION

Watermelon contains lycopene which is known to be associated with a lower risk of some type of cancer. Lycopene can be traced to reducing cancer risk by lowering insulin-like growth factor. Cucurbitacin E has also been traced to stunting tumor growth.

  1. HEALTHY HEART

Citrulline, an amino acid is a known constituent of watermelon, it is known to increase nitric oxide level in the body and the nitric oxide in turn helps expand the blood vessels and lowers blood pressure.

  1. RELIEF OF MUSCLE SORENESS

Citrulline is also a very good treatment for muscle soreness and it even works better and faster when it is administered as a component of watermelon juice.

  1. HEALTHY HAIR AND SKIN

Vitamin A is important for the production and repair of skin cells, lack of vitamin A can lead to a flaky and dry skin. Vitamin C is responsible for the production of a protein known as collagen which helps keep the hair strong and keeps the skin supple. Lycopene and beta-carotene also help protect your skin from sunburn. All of these nutrients and more are components of watermelon.